A recent study, carried out at The University College London, shows that children that are looked after by their grandparents are more likely to be obese than others.
The study included 12,000 three-year olds, and found that the risk of obesity was 34% higher if the kids were cared for full time by their grandparents. Kids who went to nursery had no increased risk of weight problems.
According to the study leader, Professor Catherine Law, there were two possible explanations to this; a lack of physical exercise and the indulgence of children.
A possible way to help fight this stressing matter is through education about healthy lifestyles, bulding activities into daily life and avoid food meant as a reward to kids.Kids Under Grandparents Care are More Likely to Become Obese